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Asia Pacific Committee Members


Mission: Raise awareness of specimen quality and safety issues in the Asia Pacific region via publications and presentations at scientific and medical conferences, symposia and related forums. Provide educational support to healthcare professionals in the region to improve compliance with best practices in the preanalytical phase.


Dr. Katsuhiko Kuwa, Ph.D.

・Guest Researcher and Advisor, Bio-Medical Standards Group, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)

・Former Member, IFCC-POCT WG

・Former Board Member, Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry(JSCC), Japan Society for Clinical Laboratory Automation (JSCLA) and Japanese Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (JCCLS)


Dr. Kuwa is involved in standardization of measurement procedures and reference materials for laboratory medicine.         Dr. Kuwa’s research activities are focused in the area of clinical chemistry such as enzymology, sensor technology (i.e. ion selective electrodes and noninvasive monitoring), proteins, lipids, electrolytes, hormones, diabetes markers, tumor markers, cardiac markers and kidney markers, and development of reference materials for clinical chemistry.


Dr. Hiroaki Ohnishi, M.D., Ph.D.

・Professor, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

・Director of Clinical Laboratory, Kyorin University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

・Member of Committee of Phlebotomy, Japanese Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards

Dr. Ohnishi has special interests in issues associated with phlebotomy, mycobacteriology, and cancer genetics.


Dr. Itsuro Katsuda, Ph.D.

・      Visiting Professor, Fujita Health University School of Health Science,  Aichi, Japan

・      Researcher, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan

・      Councilor, The Japanese Society for Laboratory Hematology

・      Member, Japanese Society of Hematology

・      Member, Japanese Society of Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Katsuda has been involved in activities associated with the practical application of blood collection by visualizing vein properties and motions and nerve fascicles with T-shaped probe through ultrasound. He has published a textbook “Visual clinical hematology” that summarized all morphological abnormalities of blood diseases.


Dr. Tjan Sian Hwa      

Head of Pathology Department, Koja District Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia     

Head of Pathology Department, Premier Jatinegara Hospital

Director, Westerindo Clinical Laboratory – Jakarta

Lead Assessor of ISO 15189 Internal Auditor of ISO 9001

Member of Indonesian Association of Clinical Pathologist External Quality Control Scheme Committee

Affiliations:  Board of Executive of Indonesian Association of Clinical Pathologist, Board of Executive of Indonesian Association of Clinical Chemistry                  


Dr. Tester F. Ashavaid

Consultant Biochemist and Head of Department of Laboratory Medicine, P D Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India              

Member,  American Association  of  Clinical  Chemistry  USA and  Association of  Clinical  Biochemistry  U.K.

Vice  President  of  the  Association  of  Medical  Technology (WI)  and  Secretary  of  Indian Association of Therapeutic  Drug  Monitoring-Toxicology. 


Dr. S. Jang    

Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea









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